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18 November 2011 @ 04:27 pm
Sorry, I've been so busy!!!  
I have neglected my own journal so badly... but I've been trying to follow SH and No.6 comms at least.
The reason is, when I'm not at uni or doing my homework, I'm actually taking care of my BL blog in Spanish.

And now, since I got some friends interested in scanlating BL or BL-related stuff, we created a new community at LJ for our scanlation group:
Feel free to join, cause it's Friends Only!
But, oh yeah, remember it's all in Spanish too

If you visit these sites, you will notice we are pretty much obsessed with a new series called Boku no Chopin.
It's not really that new, actually... not as new as Love Stage, anyway.
But for someone like me who has been interested in Chopin and Liszt's relationship since I heard about them in one of my piano lessons (I studied music for 10 years, in case no one knew around here...), this is something I had been wanting to find for a long while now (oh, and if anyone knows about any good manga about Oscar Wilde or Lord Byron, I would be very interested too). Also, for some reason I really like Chopin, probably because I have small hands and I always enjoyed the melody... I even had the chance to hold a music sheet handwritten by Chopin himself! I was so moved, someone that owned such an important item brought it to class to let us see it, and I was able to hold it!!
Well, going back to the manga... Let me tell you my high expectactions met no disappointment in Boku no Chopin, though I was worried at first because... it's a seinen manga. Not shonen-ai. Seinen. Who thought it was a nice idea to have this in the seinen manga section? How can we ladies find it there? What the hell were they thinking?

Do these characters look like seinen manga characters? From left to right you have Chopin, Liszt, Schumann and Mendelssohn. Yeah, I know they are much cuter than the original ones. I really LOVE them.

There's so much cuteness in this manga, really, that it's sometimes overwhelming. And the fact that it's trying to be historical... I really like that aspect. Every chapter has a comment explaining the historical facts the chapter is based on. Of course, we don't know every little thing that happened, but imagination can do the rest!

I don't want to spam your flists with too many pics, but if you want to see more, you can see many pics at my blog here.
And if you can read Spanish, you have the first chapter at fsf_scanlations.
If you can read Japanese, you can read it here.
If you can only read English, I don't know about any scanlations... sorry...
I can tell you what happens, but I don't think I would be able to do an English scanlation myself...
Current Location: Japan
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: エチュードOp.10-3
analineblueanalineblue on November 18th, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
OMG BL manga about composers?!? This I MUST see. Wow. *__* I really hope someone ends up scanslating this into English!
hamykiahamykia on November 18th, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC)
Well, if you feel like scanlating it, I can help you if you have any doubts with Japanese!
Or if you find it too difficult, I could try to do it if you are willing to check?
Of course, only if you are really interested :)
And I only have chapter 1 for now, which is 16 pages
analineblueanalineblue on November 18th, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC)
Ah, yeah, my Japanese is nowhere near good enough to attempt something like this, sadly. XD;; And well, I'm willing to wait to see if someone else picks it up, I guess? It seems like the sort of thing that would be popular enough, in any case! *_*

hamykiahamykia on November 18th, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
I think that having a good electronic dictionary is more important than the level of Japanese, though, cause I'm not good enough to even read it without one, but if I spend enough time I can read and translate it :)
I hope you are right, cause the webmanga started 3 years ago, and it's still pretty unknown. Though this year the first volume, 4 Dorama CDs and an artbook were released. Maybe it's becoming popular!
I hope the second volume is released soon, but I guess they will wait until January at least, cause the fourth Dorama CD will be out next month.
The seiyuu are quite awesome too, they are Daisuke Ono (who does not need an introduction, I guess), Baccano's Firo, Ichimaru Gin, and from SH/JR: Yokozawa, Isaka, and Asahina ;)
Oh I hope it becomes so popular they make an anime!
analineblue: No. 6 - Eveanalineblue on November 18th, 2011 05:51 pm (UTC)
I have heard that too. I've actually never tried using an electronic dictionary before, but Jeremy has a pretty nice one that I should really probably try to use at some point. I think there's a very basic level of Japanese that you need to start using one though (which I didn't have a few years ago?) and I'm probably ready for that, at least. XD;; I should be more confident though - I think I'm jsut feeling rusty since it's been a few months since I've studied. >_>

Anyway. :D I really, really hope this one catches on - it sounds awesome~ Such a fun idea. :D (And I'm already imagining myself writing ChopinxLiszt fic or something and dklfjldkjflK I LOVE IT. <3)
hamykia: No.6hamykia on November 20th, 2011 05:59 pm (UTC)
It's still confusing for me too, but I managed to find the most useful dictionary for me, so I mostly use that one. Then I also have the Wakan word processor installed on my computer, which makes life much easier!

OMG You writing fics for those two, that would be awesome!
Though I have the feeling that the story is kinda LisztxChopin, I would totally love to see Chopin attacking Liszt in one of his anger
Btw, I've received an e-mail letting me know that you posted a fanfic at no.6 comm with a very musical title xDD I didn't have time to see it today, but I am keeping the email to remind me to!